Ric Moor was born in Kaikohe (Northland). There, he was immersed in a rich cultural heritage of both Maori and European influence. The land, community, and family that Ric was raised in has been the foundation of inspiration for his creativity.
Ric first began carving in volcanic stone at age 11, following that Ric then moved to bone and his mother’s silverware. Later in life Ric discovered Pounamu as a new medium to explore and learn from.
He has been based on the West Coast since the mid-nineties and has his studio in Rapahoe.
Ric has been supporting other artists through his studio for the past 12 years. For the past year he has been teaching at Tai Poutini Polytechnic.
Ric’s aim is to share his passion of stone and art with people who are interested in carving and to develop a multimedia approach by mixing Pounamu with metal and other stones in small and large scale work.